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2008-09-11 12:00:02

Canada's trade surplus fell to $4.85 billion in July from June's revised $5.64 billion as import growth surpassed export growth, the government said Thursday. Many analysts had forecast a $5.6 billion surplus. The June trade surplus originally was reported as $5.76 billion. Canadian imports rose 4.6 percent, the fourth straight gain, and exports increased 2.2 percent. Import growth was led by a 9.5 percent jump in new cars, Statistics Canada said. Orders for oil pipeline pipes and...

2008-08-11 09:01:24

Exports of Hong Kong's most industries fall in Q2 HONG KONG, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's exports of most industries suffered declines due to the global economic slowdown in the second quarter, revealed the Census and Statistics Department here Thursday. The department's latest statistics showed a fall in exports of six major industries, which accounted for 75 percent of the city's total domestic export value during the April-June period. The six major industries are textiles,...

2008-06-27 06:02:47

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/338ab6/trends_in_us_texti) has announced the addition of the "Trends in US Textile and Clothing Imports, 2008 Edition" report to their offering. US imports of textiles and clothing grew by only 1.8% in 2007--to 53.1 bn sme (square metres equivalent)--following a 2.6% increase in 2006 and double-digit growth in seven of the nine years between 1996 and 2005. Within the 2007 total, imports of made-up textiles rose by 4.5% and...

2008-06-16 18:00:33

MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - Sakhalin Energy, the operator of the Sakhalin-2 project, has signed an agreement with the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) and a consortium of international banks on financing for the project's second phase, the company said in a statement. Under the agreement, JBIC will provide $3.7 billion to Sakhalin Energy and the bank consortium will supply $1.6 billion. The funds will be used to finance the final stages of construction, testing and...

2006-08-30 11:19:17

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia returned to Japan on Wednesday two sailors whose detention off its far eastern coast had strained relations between the two countries. Russia repeated its warning to Japanese boats not to fish in what it considers its territorial waters. Coastguards killed one crew member on the boat when trying to seize it on August 16 for poaching. The captain and two surviving crew members were detained. After two weeks of diplomatic talks Russia handed over the two crew...

2006-08-20 04:41:08

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's relations with Japan would remain at low ebb as long as Japanese leaders continued visiting a Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Sunday, driving home Beijing's displeasure. State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan told the honorary leader of Japan's opposition Social Democratic Party, Doi Takako, that Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Tuesday visit to the Yasukuni Shrine had "seriously affected the improvement of China-Japan...

2006-08-16 05:43:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Wednesday called a visit by Japan's prime minister to a Tokyo war shrine "a grave insult," in its first official reaction to the pilgrimage that enraged Seoul and Beijing. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday paid his respects at Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese World War Two leaders convicted as war criminals along with 2.5 million war dead are enshrined. South Korea and China consider the visits to Yasukuni as symbolic of Japan's...

2006-08-16 02:50:23

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, Japanese officials said, prompting Tokyo to protest what appeared to be the first fatality for 50 years in a territorial dispute. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three other crew members, who were seized east of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido. About a dozen right-wing protesters...

2006-08-15 23:55:30

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese fisherman died after a Russian patrol boat fired on a fishing boat on Wednesday, prompting Japan to protest over what appeared to be the first fatality in 50 years in a territorial dispute. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it had asked the Russian side for details and that, if the fisherman had indeed been shot to death, it may seek both an apology and compensation. In a statement it demanded the immediate release of the crabbing craft and its three...

2006-08-15 00:06:54

Corrects spelling of Abes first name in paragraph three. By Teruaki Ueno and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid his respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of his country's World War Two surrender, defying warnings from China and South Korea not to go. The parting shot by the outgoing Japanese leader prompted angry protests from Beijing and Seoul, although Koizumi denied his pilgrimage had been...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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